A migrant boy plays in the dirt outside the Moria camp  in  Greece. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Despite guarded handshakes at the UN General Assembly last month, and their intention to “build a climate of trust”, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mit(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the first day of their visit to Greece in the city of Athens at the Stoa of Attalos. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said society will be “judged by future generations as to whether we averted our gaze from the vulnerabilities of our p(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany in August. Clemens Bilan/EPA

The 19th century American historian Henry Adams may have exaggerated when he called politics “the systematic organisation of hatreds”. In a country l(...)

 Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis adjusts his tie during a parliamentary session  in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

I was wrong. Despite poll predictions of a landslide to New Democracy (ND) in last month’s elections, I didn’t think they would achieve an overall maj(...)

A caravan overturned by strong winds lies on a beach where a storm killed a Czech couple in Nea Plagia, Chalkidiki, northern Greece, on Thursday.  Photograph:  Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece o(...)

Greece’s new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with his predecessor Alexis Tsipras on Monday. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has handed over power to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former banker who navigated the centre-right New Dem(...)

New Democracy  party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis exits the polling booth amid voting for the second round of local elections, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Constantina Peppa/Reuters

The hefty vote for opposition party New Democracy (ND) in Greece’s local and European polls has precipitated a general election scheduled for July 7th(...)

Protesters clash with riot police outside the Athens parliament building over planned government reforms, on January 12th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

“Greece is a land where you can fool none of the people none of the time” wrote an American observer in 1944. He attributed this to the “lightning-lik(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: his decision to go to the polls in September proved wise. The subsequent general election – Greece’s fifth in six years – served to purge Syriza of its most radical left members. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels today for the first eurogroup meeting of the year which is likely to be dominated by Greece. The firs(...)

Police try to disperse students outside Athens University yesterday. An Athens think tank has today given a bleak assessment of the Greek economy for this year. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters.

Greece’s economy could shrink by as much as 5 per cent this year, the Athens-based IOBE think tank said today, revising down its previous projection (...)